Spotted in China: Mercedes-Benz W123 Limousine on a Truck

Published on November 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Mercedes-Benz W123 Limousine on a Truck

A very big and very beautiful Mercedes-Benz W123 Limousine, Spotted in China in the great city of Shenzhen by reader Josh F., thank you for the pictures! The Limousine was a factory-made stretched variant of the W123 sedan. Wheelbase was stretched from 2795 to to 3425mm, resulting in an overall length of 5354mm. The great Mercedes was seen on a truck. The front suspension seems to have a problem, but everything else fortunately loox fine.


The Mercedes-Benz W123 was made from 1976 until 1985 and the Limousine arrived in 1977. The Limousine was available as 240D, 300D and 250. This particular car is a 250 which was powered by a 2.5 liter six-in-line with 127hp and 192nm. The W123 was never exported to China but the Chinese government ordered a number of sedans and Limousines in the early 1980’s for official duties. Nowadays most have ended up on the private market.


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  1. schaminski- November 28, 2013 Reply

    nice find! but weren’t some assembled by FAW back in the day? but not sure about the stretched variant…

    1. Tycho de Feijter- November 28, 2013 Reply


      yes some where, and they made a few stretched variants too, but they didn’t look that good quality-wise: http://www.carnewschina.com/2010/05/08/spotted-faw-mercedes-benz-200/

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